The Renfe board today gave the green light to the tender for the development works of the Renfe as a Service (RaaS) comprehensive mobility platform with the intention of offering it to suppliers and customers by the end of 2021. The public operator expects to enter from 38 to 156 million extra in five years thanks to induced demand, as well as generating 1.8 million new trips.
The platform has been conceived to bring together different modes of transport (train, bicycle, metro, bus, carsharing, scooter, etc.), public and private, that allow the traveler to move from door to door with a single payment and without leaving the application. In addition, the user will have access to maps, messages to guide them in intermodality, recommendations for the best routes, and so on.
The plan includes an increase of 3% to 4% in ticket sales in the main corridors
In the first five years, Renfe expects to capture a minimum of 650,000 new customers thanks to RaaS. The plan includes an increase of 3% to 4% in ticket sales in the main corridors.
The contest, in which you are looking technological and commercial partner, will have a budget of 39.4 million, which includes the construction of the technological tool. A part of the payment will be variable, depending on the objectives achieved.
The initiative, Renfe stressed, is consistent with the objectives of the company’s Strategic Plan and with the Mobility Strategy of the Ministry of Transport (Mitma).